The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Sep 1907

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p.2 Keep The Wharf Clear - It would be well if the island ferry wharf at the foot of Clarence street was kept clear, so that passengers could have easy access. Last evening some machinery, a large hay waggon and a team of horses almost completely blocked it, leaving a very scant passage for the people.

Waterworks Matters - ....The water works slip has to be dredged this fall, in order to allow the larger class of coal schooners to enter. It is too shallow at present. Before the dredging is undertaken, a ninety-foot connection of the old suction pipe has to be removed.


Went On Near The Brockville Narrows.

The steamer Edmonton, loaded with grain from Fort William, ran aground near the Brockville Narrows. Word to this effect was received in the city this morning, and at nine o'clock the steamer Donnelly, with the schooner Grantham, left for the scene.

The cargo of 75,000 bushels of wheat and vessel are insured by Pruidiville, of Chicago. The boat is owned by J.C. Matthews, of Toronto; the cargo by J.S. Norris, of Montreal.

Swift's: Steamer Picton up this morning; steamer Hamilton down tonight; steamer City of Ottawa up today; steamer Aletha from bay points today; steamer Toronto was two hours late last evening on account of the heavy fog; steamer Kingston down and up today; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa tonight; steam yacht Ida May from river points with tourist party; schooner Clara, from Sodus, with coal.

Richardson's elevator: tug Nellie Reid cleared for Montreal with Klondike, loaded with grain; schooner Bertha Kalkins will clear with its load of feldspar for Charlotte today; steamer Pueblo has cleared from Chicago with corn for this elevator.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: Steamer Robert Wallace from Duluth, 79,800 bushels of flaxseed; steamer Stormount, Fort William, grain, cleared for Montreal to discharge cargo, and will then load rails at Sydney; schooner Ford River, from Sodus, coal; steamer Advance, from Fort William, 40,000 bushels of wheat, cleared for Montreal; steamer J.S. Keefe cleared for Oswego to load coal; tug Thomson, from Montreal, three light barges, and cleared for that port with three grain barges; tug Mary P. Hall cleared for Montreal with three grain barges.

The schooner J.B. Kitchen arrived from Sodus with coal, for the Kingston and Pembroke railway wharf.

The schooner Straubenzie cleared for Charlotte today, after unloading coal at the locomotive works.

p.5 Out of Her Course - Thousand Island Park, Sept. 5th - on a dark and foggy night a large freighter was going down the river; "Just as she passed Swift Water Point, where a barge sank several years ago, the boat was heard to strike and scrape along the rocks. There was all kinds of excitement aboard, and the vessel was seen to hesitate, then slide off into deep water and proceed on her course."

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Sep 1907